Jordan Heres '15

Class Year: Senior

Major:  Biblical and theological studies (integrated) and economics

Hometown: Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i

Your Wheaton experience in three words: Growth, Friendships, Love

Favorite quote: “The matter is quite simple. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly. 'My God,' you will say, 'If I do that, my whole life will be ruined. How would I ever get on in the world?' Herein lies the real place of Christian scholarship. Christian scholarship is the church’s prodigious invention to defend itself against the Bible, to ensure that we can continue to be good Christians without the Bible coming too close. Oh, priceless scholarship, what would we do without you? Dreadful it is to fall into the hands of the living God. Yes it is even dreadful to be alone with the New Testament.” -Søren Kierkegaard

Post-graduate plans:
Will spend the month of June in Nepal assisting with disaster response. After that, I will be interning for the summer with a private equity firm in NYC that funds infrastructure projects across Africa. In September, I will be getting married!

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